The desperate Democrats have been busted LYING yet again.
They’re now recycling one of their favorite “go to” lies involving Medicaid.
Democrats are running scared, telling the American people that TrumpCare will “GUT” Medicaid.
However, Dems got FACT CHECKED, and turns out they couldn’t be more wrong.
In fact, not only does TrumpCare NOT gut Medicaid, it actually pumps BILLIONS into it.
Of course, the lying liberal FAKE NEWS media is not reporting on the “fact check.”
From Fox News
File under, ‘only in Washington.’
While Democrats are howling that the Senate’s health care bill would gut Medicaid, a closer look at the numbers shows the legislation actually would increase spending to the safety-net program—by tens of billions of dollars.
According to the latest ‘score’ from the Congressional Budget Office, Medicaid spending would rise from $393 billion in 2017 to $464 billion in 2026—that’s a $71 billion, or 18 percent, increase.
So how are Democrats describing this as a Medicaid cut?
Because even a $71 billion increase is considerably smaller than what taxpayers would see under current law.
If nothing changes, the CBO predicts Medicaid spending in 2026 would be a whopping $624 billion.
All told, Medicaid spending under the Senate bill would be roughly $772 billion less over the next decade.
But Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary to George W. Bush, told Fox News that’s still not really a cut — since spending rises.
“When I was at the White House in 2001, Federal Medicaid spending was $129 billion,” Fleischer told Fox News in an email.
“My point is in Washington, spending only goes up.
The issue today is how much should Medicaid spending increase—by a lot or by a huge amount? There are NO cuts.”
Fleischer took to Twitter to hammer that point, accusing the media of ignoring the $71 billion increase.
He compared the situation to a worker who gets a lower-than-expected raise and tries to call it a cut:
Your salary today is $50k. Your boss promises it will be $100k in 10 years. Instead, u get $75k. Did you get a $25k raise or a $25k cut?
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) June 26, 2017
MSM won't report GOP ups Medicaid $71b. It wld undermine story that Rs hurt ppl. MSM reports cut from Ocare. Why not report both numbers?
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) June 27, 2017